American / US Airways – $321 – $347: Newark / Washington D.C. / Chicago / San Francisco – Central America. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

American and US Airways are attacking United’s fares to Central America out of United hubs (and of course, United is returning the favor out of American hubs). The one destination that rarely goes on sale is on sale – Belize!

Update 2/25/2015 @ 11:48AM Eastern – Fare gone

Update 2/26/2015 @ 3:20AM Eastern – fare alive again. Probably won’t be for long.

Update 2/27/2015 @ 6:55PM Eastern – fare gone

Destinations that we found availability to:

  • San Jose, Costa Rica [SJO]
  • Liberia, Costa Rica [LIR]
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala [GUA]
  • San Salvaldor, El Salvador [SAL]
  • Belize City, Belize [BZE]
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras [SAP]
  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras [TGU]
  • Panama City, Panama [PTY]
  • Managua, Nicaragua [MGA]

We found availability from the following hubs:

  • Newark [EWR]
  • Washington D.C. [WAS]
  • Chicago [ORD]
  • San Francisco [SFO]

Per Fare Deal Alert, also available from Denver [DEN] and Houston [IAH]

San Jose, Costa Rica - Photo: André Ribeiro via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

San Jose, Costa Rica – Photo: André Ribeiro via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample with American from Newark to San Jose
  • April 15th – 20th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel in April with a 5 day stay minimum. Must purchase at least 14 days in advance of departure
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: EWR
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: aa+ /f bc=O
      • That’s the letter O and not number zero
    • Destination:  SJO
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: aa+ /f bc=O
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For other departure cities, replace EWR with your city for fares from the airports above)
    • (For other destinations, replace SJO with other destinations from airports above)
    • (For US Airways availability, replace aa+ /f bc=O with us+ /f bc=O on the Advanced Routing Code fields)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “5-12” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
    • You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage

Fare Class:

  • O


  • EWR – DFW (Dallas) – SJO (San Jose) – DFW – EWR


  • 6,298 miles or 5.1 cents per mile

How to Book:

  •  Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter  “American” or “US Airways” on the Airline textbox in the Advanced Flight Options section



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Comments (4)

  • RV 7 years ago Reply

    How about originating from Boston?

  • Namitha 7 years ago Reply

    $320 fares are dead out of Washington. Now only the United fares at $410 are the only options.

  • Jenna 7 years ago Reply

    Deal was gone as of 10AM PST for SFO

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @Jenna – we still see availability.

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